Mischa is widely regarded as a singer of keen musicality and unique beauty of tone. Praised by Opera News for a “soothing, cavernous baritone that can soar to heights of lyric beauty,” and by San Francisco Classical Voice for an “immensely sympathetic, soulful voice” and “rare vocal and interpretive gifts,” Mischa continues to garner critical acclaim for a diverse performing career that includes concerts, recitals, staged works and recordings.
Mischa was born in Alabama, and mostly grew up there. Trumpet lessons, choir, and more than his share of lead roles in school musicals led to vocal studies at Boston University. After BU, Mischa continued his training at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, completing his M.M. in Vocal Performance.
This past season included performances with the American Bach Soloists (Bach’s “Hunting Cantata”); collaborations with the Mirror Visions Ensemble in the U.S., France, Wales and Scotland; performances of works by Monteverdi and Buxtehude with TENET Vocal Artists; Handel’s Messiah with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico in San Juan, and the Sebastians in NYC; concerts with Sonnambula, Bach Collegium San Diego and Publick Musick; and a second recording of Agostino Steffani’s duetti da camera with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour.
Mischa’s upcoming season includes collaborations with the American Bach Soloists (works by Bach and Handel), TENET Vocal Artists (Monteverdi’s Vespers in NYC and Venice), Bach Collegium San Diego (Bach’s St. Matthew Passion), and the Mirror Visions Ensemble (various programs).
Mischa lives on Long Island.